Definition: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
- By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
List of Policy Changes and Cuts:
To date that there are no identified policy and funding changes that would explicitly pertain to this SDG. While there have not been any notable announcements that would specifically address resources in the lakes and other water bodies in Ontario, there have been policy decisions and budget changes that may impact the health of marine animals and the use of water for drinking.